Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. the department of homeland security has the lead for domestic cyber security. the fbi also has a key part to play in investigating and preventing cyber attacks. our intelligence agencies, of course, are focused on this potential threat as well. the state department is trying to forge international consensus on the roles and responsibilities of nations to help secure cyberspace. the department of defense also has a role. it is a supporting role, but it is an essential role. tonight, i want to explain what that means. first, let me make clear what it does not mean. it does not mean the department of defense will monitor citizens personal computers. we're not interested in personal communication or in e-mails or in providing the day-to-day security of private and commercial networks. that is not our goal. that is not our job. that is not our mission. our mission is to defend the nation. we defend, we detour, and if called upon, we take decisive action to protect our citizens. in the past, we have done so through operations on land and at sea, in the skies, and in space. in this century, the united s
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, and it is an incident that is under investigation both by the fbi and when it comes to diplomatic security and security by diplomatic facilities by the accountability review board established by senator quentin. as a matter of policy that was discussed in the the lightning way in this debate and when it comes to afghanistan the president working with countless allies has established a policy to draw down our forces in afghanistan event to end that war by 2014 that is not the policy and this president has committed to bringing our forces that come from afghanistan of setting a deadline is to make it clear to the government in kabul as it was made clear to the government in baghdad and iraq and they will begin to take increasing responsibility for their own securities so that when it comes to fighting and sometimes dying for the sake of afghan for afghanistan the people that the afghan forces to on that responsibility and that is why we're joined on the forces there. the president is very committed to this. he made clear in the campaign for president in 2008 that he would end of the war in iraq. he did.